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Microwaved crushed creamy celeriac in a bowl

Microwaved crushed creamy celeriac

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 8 - 10

Free up hob and oven space when making Christmas dinner by cooking this celeriac side in the microwave. Made with double cream, it's deliciously smooth

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal70
fat6g
saturates4g
carbs2g
sugars1g
fibre3g
protein1g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large celeriac, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 1⁄2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche or double cream
  • 50g butter
  • freshly grated nutmeg and celery salt (optional), to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Tip the celeriac chunks into a microwavable bowl, then pour over the lemon juice and 2 tbsp water. Cover, then microwave on high for 15 mins, stir and microwave for another 10 mins until soft. Mash with the crème fraîche and butter, then season with salt, pepper and a grating of nutmeg. Once cool, will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for two days or frozen for up to three months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat in the microwave until piping hot.

  • STEP 2

    Sprinkle the celeriac with a little more grated nutmeg and some celery salt, if you like, then serve.

Recipe tips

If you want a smooth purée, simply blitz using a blender rather than mashing.

If you don’t have a microwave, tip the celeriac, water and lemon juice into a saucepan, cover and simmer gently over a low heat for 20 mins or until the celeriac is soft enough to crush, then continue with the recipe.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2021

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